Do You Snore? How Sleep Apnea Can Hurt Your Heart

If you suffer from untreated sleep apnea, a momentary stop of breathing occurring repeatedly while you sleep, you could be causing serious damage to your heart. “It’s likely that sleep apnea can cause arrhythmias and heart failure because if you have sleep apnea, you tend to have higher blood pressure,” explains molecular cardiologist David Van … Read More

Motion Sickness: Best Fixes if Traveling Makes You Ill

Traveling to new places can be fun – until a bumpy car ride or turbulent flight makes you feel sick. Motion sickness is a common disturbance of the balance system, which includes but is not limited to the inner ear. “Motion sickness is the nausea, sweating and dizziness some people experience when the balance system … Read More

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Are You Sensitive to Aspirin? Here are Some Reasons Why

Contributor: David Lang, MD, Chair of  Department of Allergy and Immunology, Cleveland Clinic Aspirin can be very helpful in treating many conditions — from a headache to heart disease. However, when some people take this simple wonder drug, they experience one of a few types of adverse reactions, known as aspirin sensitivity. There are three groups of … Read More

How Good Bacteria in Your Nose Fights Infections

The “good bacteria” in our gastrointestinal tracts has gotten a lot of attention lately, but our guts aren’t the only places that host good bacteria. Our noses, sinuses and nasal passages contain similar colonies of beneficial bacteria. The bacteria in these areas are starting to move into the spotlight as more research is done on … Read More

4 Natural, Drug-Free Ways to Fight Your Migraine Headaches

A bad headache can temporarily stop you in your tracks. Chronic migraines or tension headaches can be debilitating. But you don’t always have to reach for ibuprofen to get relief. According to integrative medicine specialist Melissa Young, MD, there are more natural ways to manage and prevent these types of headaches – therapies you can … Read More

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When You Should Worry About Dizziness

Dizziness is not a problem you should ignore. It can affect people differently, making you feel like you are spinning, light-headed, imbalanced, woozy, or it can cause a floating or rocking sensation. You may also experience nausea and visual problems, such as a decrease in focus, says vestibular therapist Janet Kucinic. She says it’s important … Read More

Kids and Tension Headaches: Biofeedback Cards

Kids can stress out as much as adults do — and develop tension headaches as a result. But doctors are finding new ways to help kids with stress and headaches: checking the temperature of their hands. Pediatric psychologist Ethan Benore, PhD, says temperature biofeedback cards can help because cold hands are typically a sign of … Read More